Southwest Airlines Makes Bid To Buy Frontier Airlines

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 1:50 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Two airlines which fly into Tulsa International Airport may become one.  In an announcement Thursday, Southwest Airlines is making a bid to acquire Frontier Airlines.

Frontier is currently operating under bankruptcy protection.

A federal bankruptcy has already approved the sale of Frontier to Republic Airlines for $108.8 million, but that deal can be nixed if a better offer comes along.

In a news release from Southwest Airlines, the carrier says it has submitted a nonbinding proposal which is worth a minimum of $113 million.

Southwest offers a number of flights in and out of Tulsa and Frontier offers several flights daily between Tulsa and Denver.